It was a sunny day and exploring places is just another thing I couldn't miss it on a warm autumn morning so I packed my stuff in and saddled up for an exotic tropical fun filled trip.
The nearest getaway is Alibaug for all Mumbaikars and puneri chaps .
So I decided to explore the unseen part of it .
I cranked my bike at 4:30am from Mira road and enjoyed a scenic route upto Khandale when I was just enjoying the corners at around 8:25am I saw a pleasant jungle shades all at my left side . Here was the moment when I wished to explore this patch and what I happened to see was another treat , I saw a left turn narrow and gravelled . Almost 5kms and I crossed Khandale village and then I see sudden inclinations with broken road and patchy mud piles .
This terrain was definitely a cherry on top to my ride . (Never say no to off road patches)
HERE AT FIRST I WAS STRUGGLING TO TAKE MY 190KGS BIKE ATOP . I gave my wisdom a chance to relax over the complicated terrain and inclinations and decided to use my next favourite part (My own legs)
Nothing goes as they move so i trusted and kept walking. It was almost 11am and I was not so happy with forest and the route which was separated by few metres all way long . I found few people walking down , now I know there is a fort at the top and also has water source . I walked happily and my trek was 70% complete at around 4pm . I took a halt for my lunch and continued to reach the cliff .
It was around 6:30pm and I reached the fort , this time the forest wasn't too deep but I was sure it's dark and has elements that respond too. I collected water for myself and made arrangements for food , campfire and pitching tent here was a slight task since I had to wipe off the dried grass to make it levelled . The diversion from fort to the forest is really insane and worth trying . One can observe alot of grazing activity throughout the day and young meat might attract the predators in the vicinity .
So wildlife photographers what are you waiting for ? This is your spot away from humans .